Thursday, February 06, 2014

N.J. | Court advisor: give GCI $542K in legal fees

A court-appointed fact finder has recommended Gannett be reimbursed $542,000 in legal fees the company incurred in a lawsuit against a N.J. municipality seeking public documents in electronic formats more easily analyzed than paper ones.

Gannett won the suit against Raritan Borough in 2012, three years after filing it on behalf of its six N.J. newspapers: the Asbury Park Press, Courier News, Courier-Post, Daily Journal, Daily Record and Home News Tribune.

The case dragged on largely because the borough repeatedly filed new motions, all unsuccessful, challenging parts of state Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone’s rulings.

Ciccone appointed a special master in April to determine how much Gannett was entitled to receive in legal fees.

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